A leading Planned Parenthood activist is complaining in new interview that she worries the abortion company will lose taxpayer funding if Donald Trump is elected president.
Kathy Kneer is the president and CEO of California Planned Parenthood.It’s the biggest affiliate of the abortion corporation and does more abortions — and at taxpayer expense — that any Planned Parenthood affiliate.
“Overall, from a national perspective, our biggest concern is that if Donald Trump becomes president he would take action to defund our Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country,” Kneer says. “We will do everything we can to make sure that Donald Trump is not the President of the United States.”
Here is her full lamentation in a new interview with Capitol Weekly:
Overall, from a national perspective, our biggest concern is that if Donald Trump becomes president he would take action to defund our Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country … The Medicaid program under federal rules must be open to any provider who meets Medi-Cal standards, and of course we do. Donald Trump would follow other Republican predecessors by saying ‘Well if you do abortion you can’t be in the Medi-Cal program.’ The president would have the power working with Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of participation in the Medi-Cal program.
It’s not really just defunding us, it’s defunding access for the patients because oftentimes we are their provider of choice, or we’re their only choice, so we have to make sure at a national level that that doesn’t happen. We will do everything we can to make sure that Donald Trump is not the President of the United States.
Recently, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.
If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast on abortion to pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump has specifically promised he would sign a bill as president to de-fund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with David Brody of CBN, Trump made that promise:
David Brody: “As a President Trump, if a bill came to your desk that would defund Planned Parenthood you would support that, you would sign that?”
Donald Trump: “Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood… As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion…. I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”
As far as Trump’s comments on Planned Parenthood funding are concerned, Trump has fairly consistently said he opposes taxpayer funding but he’s also made some remarks about the “good things” Planned Parenthood does that have alarmed pro-life voters — as if any “good thing” could make up for the fact that planned Parenthood kills 330,000 unborn babies a year in abortions and then sells their body parts for profit.
Meanwhile, Trump said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 48 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it” but he opposed Roe without specifically saying it should be overturned.
Here are some of the headlines we’ve carried at LifeNews.com in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding: